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Six Game Losing Streak Ends As Owls Blast Bethune 11-5


Six Game Losing Streak Ends As Owls Blast Bethune 11-5

David Wilson was 2-for-2 and drove in three runs in the Owls win

David Wilson homered during a five-run fifth inning for Florida Atlantic University, allowing the Owls to shake off its six-game losing streak with an 11-5 win over Bethune-Cookman University on Wednesday.

FAU continues to play well at home; improving to 15-7 at FAU Stadium. David Wilson was 2-for-2 and drove in three runs. Travis Ozga also homered and finished the day 4-for-5. Ozga's solo homerun, his fourth, came in the seventh, an inning in which the Owls tacked on five runs to seal it.

Bethune-Cookman (18-19) has won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in each of the past three seasons and is off to an 8-1 start in league play thus far in 2009.

FAU's Hugh Adams threw 4 2/3 innings of hit-free baseball in his first collegiate start. With FAU leading 1-0 in the fifth Adams was one out away from finishing the inning and possibly qualifying for the win but his five walks and three hit batters would end of his afternoon when a fielding error resulted in a two-out run for the Wildcats which tied the game 1-1.

Ahmed Garcia got Adams out of the inning and the FAU offense backed him with five runs in the bottom of the fifth to put FAU comfortably in front 6-1. Sean Bukovich and Nick DelGuidice both doubled in the inning and Wilson added two-run homer, his fifth.

The Wildcats' first hit came on Justin Hoyt's bunt single to lead off the sixth. BCU's top hitter C.J. Lauriello hit an RBI double later in the inning and would race home on an Owls' fielding error - part of a three-run frame against Garcia which put BCU back into the game, 6-4.

Ozga gave the Owls' pen some insurance with an opposite-field drive over the leftfield fence to lead off the seventh. William Block added a two-RBI single later in the inning. Block finished the afternoon 2-for-5 with two RBI.

Ryan Bernal pitched the seventh and Glen Troyanowski the eighth and ninth.

The Owls return to action against Bryant University Friday night at 6:30PM EST in Boca Raton.

Source:  FAU Media Relations
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Re: Six Game Losing Streak Ends As Owls Blast Bethune 11-5

FAU wide receiver "Snoop" Cortez Gent was on hand to enjoy the the win last night, donning a pretty sweet "T"…he said he is quite fond of the sport of baseball, having once been a center fielder, as well as pitcher…

While football is his bread and butter now, Gent says he still gets his "hits" in by playing in a softball league with fellow football teamster Rusty Smith…

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